Why Choose Marble Countertops?

Marble is a great way to introduce some glamour into your home. It is a timeless material that can help to update your space by adding a little traditional flair. With its stark color and distinctive veining, marble can be used in the kitchen, bathroom or on fireplace surrounds. Because this material is prone to staining and etching, homeowners should be aware of natural wear and tear that will take place on these surfaces.

Why Choose Marble Countertops?

Here are three reasons to choose marble for your countertops:

Cool Temperatures
If you love baking or are a great pastry chef, marble is the perfect countertop material for you! This natural stone remains cool, making it ideal for bakers and pastry chefs, both in their professional bakeries and their home kitchens.

Distinctive Look
Homeowners often choose marble because of its distinctive look. The veining in marble slabs makes it unique—no two pieces are exactly alike. When you choose marble for your countertops, you can take it one step further and choose a color and veining pattern that is unique to your home.

Heat-Resistant
Marble is one of the most heat-resistant materials used for countertops. It will not burn or catch fire, but the finish on your countertop may be damaged by placing hot pots, pans and dishes directly on the surface. To protect the finish, it is best to use a heat-resistant pot holder when placing hot objects on the countertops.

Things to Keep In Mind with Marble

Marble is a porous material, meaning that it absorbs liquids more than other countertop materials, like granite. Since marble is often used in the kitchen and the bathroom, it is highly likely that spills will happen—whether it’s wine, oil, juice, nail polish or makeup remover. If you’re concerned about the staining that will happen with marble countertops, this material may not be for you.

Marble is hard, but it isn’t as sturdy as other stones. Marble countertops are highly susceptible to sharp knives, which can cause etching or scratches on the stone surface. Also, heavy pots and pans or other kitchen equipment may chip or even break the marble.

Marble and Other Natural Stone at Firenza Stone

Firenza Stone has a wide variety of marble variations, as well as many other natural stone surfaces, that are ideal for your home. Before choosing a countertop material for your space, it is essential that you see it in person to get a good feel for how it will look in your home. The experienced staff in our Willoughby, OH showroom is prepared to offer consultation and recommendations when it comes to layout and design.

If you’re ready to choose a countertop material for your home, whether it’s marble, granite or another stone, stop into our showroom today or give us a call at (440) 953-8883 to learn more about which stone is right for you.

 

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Firenza Stone Showroom

37033 Vine Street
Willoughby, OH 44094

 

  1. Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  2. Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  3. Friday: 9am - 4pm
  4. Saturday: 9am - 2pm
  5. Sunday: Closed
  6. Appointments Available Outside Listed Hours

 

Firenza Stone Fabrication 

36420 Biltmore Place, Suite 4

Willoughby, OH 44094

 

      • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
      • Friday: 8am - 4pm
      • Saturday: 8am – 2pm
      • Sunday: Closed 

 

The Firenza Difference:

Nothing beautifies and adds a touch of elegance to a home like finely crafted granite and natural stone finishes.  Every surface is fabricated in our own facility for unsurpassed accuracy and workmanship.